Community Honors Anah Temple Shriner Killed in Accident
More than 200 people turned out Sunday to honor an Anah Temple Shriner killed in a go-kart crash last fall.59-year old Marvin Tarbox Jr. died while riding in a parade in Newcastle.Friends, family and riders from all around the state and region gathered at the temple to remember him with the Marvin Tarbox Memorial Ride.”He was a great guy. He loved doing what he did,” said Todd Foster, a member of the Low XII Riders, a chapter of the Widow’s Sons Masonic Riders Association. The group organized the motorcycle ride in Tarbox’s honor.”He loved riding the go carts and going around and making kids happy,” said the chapter’s Vice President, Jef Hamlin.Tarbox’s daughter, Cassidy Ricker, said her father not only had a passion for bikes and go-karts, but also helping others.”My dad, he loved life. He always had a project going in the garage. So, when he told me that he had become a member of the shrine and that he was going to be in the go-kart unit, I just, that’s Dad. It fit him so perfectly,” said Ricker.The proceeds from the ride will go towards funding a scholarship in his name at Eastern Maine Community College.”For him to be able to help out somebody going to college in the electric field, he’d really really appreciate that,” said Ricker.The ride took participants on a roundtrip from Bangor to Ellsworth, but organizers said it has helped carry the memory of Turbox much farther. “That means a lot to us. That means a lot to him. That means a lot to his family,” said Foster.About $3,000 was raised. We’re told the bulk of the money will go to establishing the scholarship fund. Money from things like the sales of patches and pathtags will go to the Widows Sons general charity fund that benefits the widows and orphans of Masons that have passed.